Grading progress at our 12-home Sylmar build site!
Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys’ ReStore in Chatsworth is celebrating its’ first birthday with a ‘Buy one, Give One Sale’ on Saturday, June 29th. To celebrate one year of raising funds to build homes for veterans, the Habitat ReStore is offering customers a special offer on June 29th. Customers who purchase select home furniture items will ‘buy one’ for themselves and the Habitat ReStore will ‘give one’ to one of the 100 veteran families moving into Habitat homes in North Los Angeles County. Items included in this offer include an arm chair and ottoman, side table, and floor lamp. Habitat for Humanity knows these items would look great in your apartment, house, or dorm room and at 40% … Read More
Growing up, Jose C. always wondered what living in a home, instead of an apartment, would feel like. He joined the Marine Corps in 2006 to provide a better life for his family, hoping to one day have a chance to own a home for himself and his son to live in. After serving two deployments in Iraq, Jose came home to a junior one bedroom apartment that he shared with his mother and son. Jose spent most of 2012 trying to apply for home loans through the VA, but there was no outcome and at the end of the year he was still living in the small space with his mother and son. He gave up. Jose figured that … Read More
This month Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV would like to recognize two outstanding volunteers who spend many hours volunteering at all of our construction sites: Ed Sheanin and Wayne Thiele! Ed has been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV for over four years. Ed’s hobby has been do-it-yourself activities since he was a teenager. When he retired after years of being a teacher he wanted to help others while still doing what he loves. Habitat for Humanity was the perfect fit. Ed is a regular Team Leader at corporate TEAMBuild days at our new construction sites, Critical Home Repair/Disability Modifications, and special events. He says that volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is “rewarding”. He loves the camaraderie that develops between himself and the volunteers … Read More
The Ahmanson Foundation has provided funding to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys at the full House level to the Sylmar Habitat for Heroes “Enriched Neighborhood” site. This funding will make housing affordable for a veteran family in the 12-home community in Sylmar. One of the veterans moving into this community, built in collaboration with the California Department of Veteran Affairs, is Walter Sanchez. Walter currently lives with his wife, Yazmin and two children under the age of four in his mother’s basement. Walter is a U.S. Army veteran and served one tour in Iraq. Walter now works full time, and his wife stays home to take care of the children. He would like an opportunity to give his … Read More